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CDG AND INPT ANNOUNCE 3G CDMA TRAINING IN MOROCCO

Announcement Underscores Success of CDG’s CDMA University in Expanding 3G CDMA Knowledge and Best Practices

COSTA MESA, CALIF. — March 13, 2007 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) and Morocco’s Institut National des Postes et Telecommunications (INPT) today announced that INPT will offer 3G CDMA training by early July 2008. As part of the CDG’s CDMA University Program, INPT’s training will be an indispensable resource for the region’s engineers and network operators to gain additional knowledge to remain competitive in the marketplace.

“The CDG is pleased to see the INPT’s commitment to 3G CDMA technology,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “This investment in providing training in Morocco demonstrates the importance of CDMA2000® for developing markets and the value of the CDMA University.”

Under the direction of Morocco’s National Agency of Telecommunications Regulation (ANRT), INPT is one of the most prestigious engineering schools for information and communications technology (ICT) in Northern Africa. INPT offers the latest in theoretical and practical knowledge in the ICT sector to fulfill the educational needs of operators, software developers and equipment manufacturers in the region.

The CDMA University provides the wireless industry with a comprehensive wireless technology curriculum comprised of two major training components: standards-based wireless technology fundamentals targeted at the technical and business professional; and wireless network deployment best practices targeted at network engineers. This approach provides students with a strong foundation in engineering and technical knowledge, combined with practical information that can be applied to an operator’s individual network, to ensure that CDMA2000® networks are efficiently deployed and achieve their optimal performance.

“The INPT is very excited to begin training interested parties in 3G CDMA technology,” said Dr. Charif Chefchaouni, director of the INPT. “Not only does CDMA2000 outperform competing technologies, its flexible, advanced broadband, and all-IP infrastructure will help bridge the digital divide within the region.”

Since becoming a resource of the CDG in March 2007, the CDMA University has trained over 25,000 students via Webinars, PDF downloads, and DVD sales and rentals. Courses include existing and emerging technologies including: EV-DO Release 0, Revision A and Revision B; network planning and optimization; Voice over IP (VoIP); video telephony; location-based services; roaming; multimedia and multicasting services. Student response to the training has been exceedingly enthusiastic.

“We look forward to the results of the training offered by the INPT in conjunction with the CDMA University,” remarked Karim Zaz, president and director general of Wana. “The knowledge imparted by these two institutions will be essential to expanding our business of providing the latest in wireless telecommunications.”

More information on CDMA2000 and the CDMA University is available at www.cdg.org and www.cdmauniversity.com, respectively. To learn more about the INPT visit www.inpt.ac.ma.

About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology in the world, with 252 operators in 100 countries, including 82 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO systems, serving more than 417 million subscribers. Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are more than 431 million CDMA users worldwide. CDMA2000 has become the technology of choice for cdmaOne, TDMA, analog and greenfield operators, and is deployed in the 450, 700, 800, 1700, 1900, AWS and 2100 MHz bands. More than 1,950 CDMA2000 devices from over 110 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 509 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 devices and 48 EV-DO Rev. A devices.
More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.


About INPT
INPT is one of the leading engineering schools in Morocco, with a well-established notoriety in the region. The school trains over 200 engineers per year following a goal-oriented multidisciplinary program that offers high-quality education through training programs that serve the needs of the telecom & ICT sectors: computer science & networks; telecom & multimedia and telecom management. INPT is also part of various research activities within these sectors in Morocco and abroad. Moreover, the school works closely with the industry and its businesses to meet their educational needs and prepare it’s alumni to a better integration in the workplace.


About CDG
The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA2000 technologies. The more than 130 member companies of the CDG include many of the world’s largest wireless carriers and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development of CDMA2000 features and services, public relations, education and seminars, regulatory affairs and international support. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals working within various CDG subcommittees on CDMA2000-related matters. For more information about the CDG, contact the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030, or visit the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.


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